2021 Conference Info

The event that started it all!  Cancelled last year, the ECC is virtually back.  

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Tuesday July 13

Welcome, 1 – 1:20

The Play’s the Thing, 1:20 – 2:20

Artistic Director Jeffrey Steiger’s acting troupe presents a dramatic representation of the daily life of an engineering communicator.

Break, 2:20 – 2:30

Kids These Days, 2:30 – 3:30

Amanda Diekman, professor of psychological and brain sciences, leads a discussion on understanding iGen/Gen Z. What do the characteristics of this generation mean for student and faculty recruitment, culture changes, and student demands.

Break, 3:30 – 3:40

Media Panel, 3:40 – 4:30

Members of the media answer your questions about pitching stories, what they’re looking for, and what trends will dominate the media landscape.

Wednesday, July 14

Day’s Intro, 1 – 1:10

Talk Nerdy to Me, 1:10 – 2

Melissa Marshall, Science Communicator and presenter of the Talk Nerdy to MeTED Talk, will discuss effective engineering and science communication.

Break, 2 – 2:10

Cool Ideas, 2:10 – 2:45

Participants share interesting and out-of-the-box ideas they’re doing at their institutions.

Break, 2:45 – 3

Bulletin Media, 3 – 3:10

The producers of the popular daily First Bell discuss best practices in your ad placements.

Leveraging Your Staff and Student Workers, 3:10 – 4:10

Best practices on how to get the most out of the resources available to you.

Thursday, July 15

Day’s Intro, 1 – 1:10

Ann Merchant, 1:10 – 2:00

The Deputy Executive Director from the Office of the Chief Communications Officer at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine joins us again to share her boundless energy and enthusiasm about talking about STEM.

Break, 2:00 – 2:10

Managing Your Brand, 2:10 – 3:10

A panel of your colleagues who have recently gone through a branding/re-branding process will give insights and tips from what they learned.

Break, 3:10 – 3:20

US News Ranks this Session as #1, 3:20 – 4:20

The U.S. News and World Report rankings can have an outsized influence on what we do, day-to-day. A discussion about how “the rankings” impact our institutions and our roles. Bob Morse of U.S. News will join us.